SALT LAKE CITY -- A bill to create a state database program to deal with a growing number of outstanding warrants has passed the Senate.
Sponsored by Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, SB 206 would help the state deal with more than 200,000 outstanding warrants and unpaid fines totaling more than $350 million, the local lawmaker said.
Approved unanimously by the Senate, the bill would create a warrants database and require the Department of Public Safety to share information in the expanded warrant system with a designated agent.
It also would require that the agent send up to two written notices to each person with an outstanding warrant. If the warrant is not paid within a 120-day period, the person's driver's license will be suspended.
The bill also would provide penalties for an unauthorized disclosure of information in the database.
The bill will be forwarded to the House for consideration.